SEAGATE ships 6TB Drive for scale-out, cloud-based data centers

10th April 2014 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

Seagate-Enterprise-Capacity-3.5-HDD-v4NEW DELHI, April 10, 2014: Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX), a leading player in storage solutions space, has announced it is now shipping its faster 6TB hard disk drive (HDD)  the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4. Boasting industry-leading performance, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 is an important step forward in scale-out data infrastructures delivering supersize storage and enterprise reliability to meet the demand of corporate and cloud-based data centers.

Unstructured data growth is doubling exponentially and will propel the digital universe to reach 16 Zettabytes of data by as early as 2017. This will cause cloud service providers to look for innovative ways to store more within an existing footprint while lowering operational costs, ’’ said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing.

‘‘Seagate is poised to address this challenge by offering the fastest 6TB enterprise capacity HDD in the form of the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4  based on our proven, reliable platform meeting this never-ending demand in both private and public cloud data centers, ’’ added he.

Featuring faster performance, the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 enables faster data transfers by building on an eighth-generation platform that enables the drive to deliver up to a 25 percent increase in performance over competing 6TB drives, making it ideal for 24 X 7 bulk data storage. Utilizing the latest generation of 12Gb/s SAS, the drive provides customers with the scalability for future-proofing their systems. It is also available in an enterprise-ready SATA 6Gb/s interface for easy system integration.

Supermicro’s new TwinPro and wide range of SuperServer, SuperStorage solutions all feature integrated 12Gb/s SAS 3.0 support enabling full and immediate access to the maximum performance and capacity offered by Seagate’s new 6TB 12Gb/s Enterprise-class HDDs,  said Wally Liaw, vice president of sales, international at Supermicro.

Apart from the increased I/O bandwidth, our SAS3 optimized platforms are cost competitive with current SAS2 6Gb/s enabled systems offering customers not only performance but also accelerated ROI advantages. With Seagate’s new 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4, Supermicro now offers the most cost effective scale-out storage solutions maximized for performance, density and energy efficiency in enterprise, data center, cloud and HPC applications.”

A family of drives with up to 6TB of capacity, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 provides customers with the highest capacity density needed to address an ever increasing amount of unstructured data in an industry-standard 3.5-inch HDD. Supporting the highest density storage per square foot in the industry, it features a 50 percent increase in capacity over the last generation (4TB) nearline drive. Ideal for both replicated and RAID environments, the drive delivers a lower TCO for enterprise storage by providing the highest capacity available without sacrificing performance.

The drive employs multi-drive rotational vibration tolerance for consistent enterprise-class performance and accurate data storage in high density environments.

“Cloud service providers across the globe are amassing terabytes of digital content each month and we expect this number to continue its aggressive growth in the coming year, noted Dave Reinsel, IDC’s group vice president for storage and semiconductors. ”With this immense appetite in mind and looking at cloud architecture’s boundless demand for solid-performing and reliable drives  reaching higher capacities, like Seagate did with its new, traditional  6TB drive, should be well received by IT managers looking to meet their data center’s soaring need for storage with the performance. ”

Alex Wang, CEO of Synology, Inc.,  said, ”Synology is very pleased to be working with Seagate on enhancing its device offerings. The integration of Seagate’s new 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 into our upcoming product lines will help us provide our customers with faster access to their content while offering a new set of increased capacities. ”

 

 

 

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